EFS Parlin works on 20-MW battery storage at existing plant in New Jersey

EFS Parlin Holdings LLC has proposed to add a 20-MW battery storage unit to an existing generating facility located in Middlesex County, N.J.

PJM Interconnection said in an April 2016 project study that EFS Parlin has requested an increase to the facility capability by 20 MW with 0 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. The installed facilities will have a total capability of 143.5 MW with 113.1 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity.

The proposed in-service date for this battery project is May 2016. This study does not imply a Jersey Central Power & Light (JCPL) commitment to this in-service date. This project, under PJM queue #AA2-122, will interconnect with the JCPL transmission system at the Parlin 230 kV substation.

The direct connection of project AA2-122 will be accomplished by connecting to the existing natural gas project substation (PJM queue S25) at the Parlin 230-kV substation. EFS Parlin will be responsible for constructing all of the facilities on its side of the point of interconnection, including the attachment line.

Based on the extent of the JCPL direct connection and system upgrades required to support the AA2-122 generation project, it is expected to take a minimum of 25 months from the date of a fully executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreement to complete the installation.

The intent of this System Impact Study is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation interconnection project to the PJM network at a location specified by the project developer. It is a mid-point in the PJM queue process.

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